Fincantieri Announces Plan to Adapt FREMM Frigate for U.S. Navy

Fincantieri Marine Group announced further details on its plans to adapt its “Best‐in‐Class” FREMM frigate, already in service for the Italian Navy since 2012, to design the U.S. Navy’s new guided‐missile frigate, FFG(X). FINCANTIERI will lead an experienced industry team, including Gibbs & Cox and Trident Maritime Systems, to design and build these multi‐mission ships capable of conducting anti‐surface, anti‐submarine, and electronic warfare and air defense operations. As design partners, Gibbs & Cox, will leverage their experience modifying proven hull, mechanical and electrical systems to U.S. Navy standards. Trident Maritime…

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Auvergne trains with French forces in Djibouti

Google Translation On August 29, 2017, after a refueling stop in Djibouti, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne conducted several interactions with the French forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDJ). On the eve of the stopover in Djibouti, the naval command detachment based at Arta camp literally stormed the frigate, demonstrating its ability to deploy on a moving ship to take control of it. At the same time, an Air Force Puma conducted a landing session to maintain the pilots’ qualifications for this perilous maneuver, as well as train sailors in the…

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Franco-Italian training in the Oman Sea for Auvergne

Google Translation On 1 st September 2017, on patrol in the Arabian Sea as part of Operation Enduring Freedom , the crew of the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne conducted several operational training with its sister ship of the Italian navy, Virginio Fasan , the flagship of the European Operation Atalanta. The “central operations” worked overnight to build links to the maritime forces and to train in different crisis situations, while the bridge teams maneuvered and evolved in groups. Meetings between offshore vessels, which sometimes remain on isolated patrols for a…

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FS Auvergne Integrates With CTF 150

Google Translation Under the aegis of the Pakistani command, the multi-mission frigate Auvergne joined the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) on August 24th. This force participates in the Indian Ocean in the fight against illicit trafficking financing terrorism. The operational deployment of the FREMM Auvergne is part of its long-term deployment to verify its military capabilities in an operational environment. In this region marked by both instability and a very strong maritime traffic, the building patrols the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The Cayman Marine embarked allows…

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FREMM Luigi Rizzo Delivered by Fincantieri

April 20, 2017 – The frigate “Luigi Rizzo” was delivered today to the Italian Navy at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia). It is the sixth vessel of the FREMM program – Multi Mission European Frigates – commissioned to Fincantieri within the international Italian-French program, coordinated by OCCAR (the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation). Orizzonte Sistemi Navali (51% Fincantieri and 49% Leonardo) is the prime contractor for Italy in the FREMM program, which envisions the building of 10 units, all already ordered. “Luigi Rizzo” is the sixth unit built by…

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FS Provence Patrol in the Eastern Mediterranean

Google Translation April 3, 2017 – The multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence sailed a month ago from Brest to join the east of the Mediterranean and to raise the frigate Montcalm in Operation Chammal. This deployment, which contributes to the appreciation of the situation on the Levant theater, also offers the opportunity to train with the riparian and allied navies operating in the region of the Syrian channel. Following an operational break in Larnaca, Provence set sail on 22 March and conducted a search and rescue exercise for shipwrecked vessels in…

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GE Engines for Latest Italian FREMM

March 27, 2017 – GE’s Marine Solutions announces that the seventh multi-purpose Italian FREMM frigate Federico Martinengo, was launched on March 4. The ceremony was held at Fincantieri’s Riva Trigoso shipyard in Genoa, Italy. All of the Italian Navy’s new Carlos Bergamini-class FREMM frigates (10-ship program) feature the same power dense GE LM2500+G4 gas turbine in a COmbined Diesel eLectric And Gas turbine (CODLAG) propulsion system. In addition to the Italian FREMM frigates, the DCNS shipyard in Lorient, France, is well underway with a 10-ship program that also uses the…

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FREMM Auvergne receives its pennant

Google Translation On February 8, 2017 in Lorient aboard the multi-mission frigate Auvergne , against the Admiral Catard organic Deputy Force Commander of Naval Action (FAN) in Brest handed the commander of the frigate Auvergne , Captain Xavier Breitel, the official flag of the unit. He asked the crew to see in this pennant surrender “an invitation to courage and tenacity”. The Auvergne will leave Lorient at the end of the month to rally its port base Toulon, where it will dock at the beginning of March. The crew will then conduct a period of sea trials and…

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